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Safety Specialist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$80,757 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Safety Specialist is $80,757 a year and $39 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Safety Specialist is between $57,838 and $99,737. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Safety Specialist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Helps with development, implementation, monitoring, and managing safety programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Recognizes, assesses, and controls safety and health hazards in the facility, and works with internal departments to minimize occupational health and safety risks and manage compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Conducts comprehensive safety and hygiene audits.
  • Ensures organization is compliant with all current safety regulations.
Safety Specialist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Job family population: 81,330

Estimated population of Safety Specialist jobs: 1,243

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Safety Specialist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Safety Specialist
Jun 12
Crystal Lake, IL, USA
Cameron Craig Group
Must have at least (3) years of plant safety experience within manufacturing operations (client will consider all industries). Position will support the EHS Manager regarding all safety initiatives ...
Safety Specialist
May 29
Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA
EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.
POSITION SUMMARY The Safety Specialist will assist the Director of EHS in ensuring compliance with all safety and health policies and regulations for the company on local, state, and federal levels.
Safety Specialist
Apr 24
Aurora, IL, USA
Elite Line Services
Safety Specialist Elite Line Services provides world class Maintenance Solutions under the umbrella of our parent company Daifuku , an international leader in the Manufacturing and Integration of ...
Traveling Safety Specialist
Apr 1
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
The Facility Survey Specialist travels to client sites to conduct facility surveys for compliance with state, federal, and local accessibility codes, regulations, and standards. Inspections are ...
EH&S Specialist II
Apr 19
Michigan City, IN, USA
Institute new safety / environmental programs as well as audit existing programs and company safety rules to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local government programs. * Maintain a ...
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